Martus, an El-Aurian con man, is being held in detention for trying to work a mark. In his cell he meets Cos, a dying alien with a strange gambling device, who tells Martus of a string of bad luck he's had, which he implies was brought on by the gambling device. After Cos dies, Martus takes the device and decides to become Quark's rival, opening another casino on the Promenade. Meanwhile, O'Brien has constructed a racquetball court to get some physical exercise, and to his chagrin, finds out Dr. Bashir plays as well. O'Brien is no match for Bashir, much to his frustration, yet he keeps challenging Bashir, who fears for the chief's health and tries to get him to stop. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
Originally, there were three designs for the probability machine; the handheld device (which was initially designed larger than its appearance in the final episode), the larger device created by Martus, and a four-person gambling orb for the casino. Ultimately, only the first two designs (with some elements from the third) were incorporated into the final production. See more
House always takes blue!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more